Scott & Bailey

Monday, 23 April 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp resume their partnership in 8 new compelling episodes of the northern-based crime drama Scott & Bailey. 

Acclaimed writer and co-creator Sally Wainwright has written the second series after once again joining forces with Consultancy Producer Diane Taylor, a retired Detective from Greater Manchester Police. Their unique partnership allows viewers and authentic look at the realities and responsibilities of working within a murder squad like Syndicate 9, a Major Incident Team within the Manchester Met Police. 

Blending the gritty fast pace murder investigations with the warmth and chaos of their individual private lives, D.C. Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones) and D.C. Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp) have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate the untimely and unnatural end to someone’s life. 

Monday, 16 April 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp resume their partnership in eight new compelling episodes of the northern-based crime drama Scott & Bailey. 

Acclaimed writer and co-creator Sally Wainwright has written the second series after once again joining forces with Consultancy Producer Diane Taylor, a retired Detective from Greater Manchester Police. Their unique partnership allows viewers and authentic look at the realities and responsibilities of working within a murder squad like Syndicate 9, a Major Incident Team within the Manchester Met Police. 

Blending the gritty fast pace murder investigations with the warmth and chaos of their individual private lives, D.C. Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones) and D.C. Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp) have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate the untimely and unnatural end to someone’s life. 

Rachel (Suranne Jones) finds Dom (Liam Boyle) drinking a can of lager with Sean (Sean Maguire). She takes it off him and tells Sean that Dom has a problem. 

Sean wants Rachel to meet his son from his now defunct marriage, if she’s going to be his ‘other mummy’. Haydn (Harry Simpson) is eight years old and a chip off the old block. Rachel can think of nothing worse. Sean continues to talk like they’re getting married, whilst Rachel insists they’re not, even though they’re still very sexy together. 

Andy (Nicholas Gleaves) asks Janet (Lesley Sharp) out for a drink, he wants to talk. She turns him down, and he accuses her of having ‘had him on.’ 

Gill (Amelia Bullmore) has had to leave the briefing on a mercy dash for Sammy (Jake Roche) – Dave’s (Vincent Regan) drunk and maudlin and Sammy doesn’t know what to do with him. Gill calls Janet and asks her to help get Dave round to his mother’s. She tells Janet that she’s noticed a bad atmosphere between her and Andy and worries that it could affect the team. Janet tells her that Andy turned up at her house, uninvited, and that she found his behaviour intimidating. 

A woman with a green face and head, and dressed in a sexy Ann Summers’ policewoman’s outfit, turns up dead in a field at Dob Cross. Gill makes the assumption that the killer is a lover. The only trouble is Susie Binns had more lovers than most people have hot dinners. Which one of them will it be? And why has she got a green face? 

Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Angry and upset about missing her sergeant’s exam, and about the fact that Nick Savage is not being charged with her attempted murder, Rachel (Suranne Jones) gets drunk with Janet (Lesley Sharp) After a robust night out, Janet puts Rachel to bed, and we see guilty Dom (Liam Boyle) look after her. He’s appalled by the state she’s in – he isn’t used to seeing her so vulnerable. 

Sean (Sean Maguire) rings Rachel to say he’s booked the registry office. It’s all a bit of a daft joke, but at the same time he does appear to be serious about it. At a time when Rachel’s inner demons are giving her hell, she’s made to realise that Sean’s relentless cheerfulness does make her smile. 

Andy (Nicholas Gleaves) tries to talk to Janet, but as far as she’s concerned she’s stated her case and he should accept that. He insists she’s not in a good place to be making decisions at the moment, and that he’s prepared to give her all the time and space she needs. But when she gets home, Andy’s there, ingratiating himself with her mother and with Elise (Olivia Rose Smith). Janet’s amazed that he’s not listening to what she’s saying. She tells him she finds his behaviour threatening and will tell Gill (Amelia Bullmore) if he doesn’t start to get the message. 

In this episode we have two crime stories. Janet finally faces the interview with Geoff Hastings (Kevin Doyle), for which she’s been preparing for months, and learns much more than she bargained for, whilst Rachel and the rest of the team investigate the brutal, racially motivated murder of a 21 year-old taxi driver. 

Monday, 2 April 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Dom (Liam Boyle) goes for his HIV test and it’s negative. But Dom’s euphoria leads him to do something stupid that not only puts his life in danger, but also means that Rachel misses her sergeant’s exam. She is beside herself with anger. 

Sean (Sean Maguire) and Rachel (Suranne Jones) continue to have great sex and make each other smile. He thinks they should stop wasting time, accept that they’re destined to be together, and get married. She’s not convinced. 

Janet (Lesley Sharp) has been persuaded to give it a whirl with Andy (Nicholas Gleaves), but now she’s having regrets. She didn’t finish with Adrian (Tony Pitts) just to make room for Andy. She decides to tell Andy that it isn’t what she wants. She thought it might’ve been, but it isn’t. Andy finds it hard to accept. In fact we get the very strong idea that he isn’t going to accept it. 

The story of the week involves the hunt for missing 8-year-old Dylan Nicol. When his body turns up, it’s clear that Dylan has been the victim of a paedophile. The story is a portrait of a plausible, deeply deceitful man who consciously puts himself right at the heart of the investigation and right at the heart of the vulnerable family whose child he has cruelly violated.

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